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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

Economic sanctions that forbid trade with countries with dictatorial governments assume that the dictator will change policies unacceptable to the imposing nation when the country’s citizens lose sufficient access to necessities such as food, water, and clothing. This approach occasionally proves unsuccessful, however, especially when .

a) citizens of the country are accustomed to being poor
b) the dictator has ideological reasons for maintaining national policy
c) the country imposing the sanctions relies on exports from the subject country
d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people
e) citizens of the country do not understand the leader’s policies

I got the above question on the GMAT Club Tests, couldn't answer it at all. Any help on this will be great.
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I was between C and D on this one. The other choices seem irrelevant to me. However, I went with Choice D.

The argument focuses on the suffering or inequities? of the people as a motivator for the dictator to change his/her ways. So, if the dictator is not subject to the people's suffering, the sanctions are ineffective.

However, I think the whole exports issue is out of scope and is a tempting wrong answer. I think mostly because we're looking at why the sanctions would fail, again from what the argument states.
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New post 27 Nov 2014, 15:49
Clearly D.

This is a strengthen type of a question. In this question, the assumption is that the dictator will give in to the demands of the imposing nation, when the people of that country will suffer due to lack of food, clothing, shelter etc. So, in order to strengthen the author's hypothesis that this strategy does not work occasionally we have to attack the assumption that the dictator will empathize with the plight of his subjects. Choice D precisely does that, and clearly is the right answer!
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I initially thought C to be the option. But D it is...

Sanctions forbid trade with countries with dictatorial governments.
Why? Because Dictator is driven by the sufferings of people and change policies.
This approach occasionally proves unsuccessful.
When? If Dictator is not driven by the sufferings of people.--->D

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

Economic sanctions that forbid trade with countries with dictatorial governments assume that the dictator will change policies unacceptable to the imposing nation when the country’s citizens lose sufficient access to necessities such as food, water, and clothing. This approach occasionally proves unsuccessful, however, especially when .

a) citizens of the country are accustomed to being poor
b) the dictator has ideological reasons for maintaining national policy
c) the country imposing the sanctions relies on exports from the subject country
d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people
e) citizens of the country do not understand the leader’s policies

I got the above question on the GMAT Club Tests, couldn't answer it at all. Any help on this will be great.



ITS STRAIGHT D!
d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

Economic sanctions that forbid trade with countries with dictatorial governments assume that the dictator will change policies unacceptable to the imposing nation when the country’s citizens lose sufficient access to necessities such as food, water, and clothing. This approach occasionally proves unsuccessful, however, especially when .

a) citizens of the country are accustomed to being poor
b) the dictator has ideological reasons for maintaining national policy
c) the country imposing the sanctions relies on exports from the subject country
d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people
e) citizens of the country do not understand the leader’s policies

I got the above question on the GMAT Club Tests, couldn't answer it at all. Any help on this will be great.


Which of the following best completes the passage below?

Economic sanctions that forbid trade with countries with dictatorial governments assume that the dictator will change policies unacceptable to the imposing nation when the country’s citizens lose sufficient access to necessities such as food, water, and clothing. This approach occasionally proves unsuccessful, however, especially when .

a) citizens of the country are accustomed to being poor ........>It provides information that is outside the scope of the argument
b) the dictator has ideological reasons for maintaining national policy .......>Clearly irrelevant information,because the argument is about changing policies of the dictatorial governments.
c) the country imposing the sanctions relies on exports from the subject country ...........>It may not promote dictator to change national policies(not Sufficient to tell)
d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people ........>Correct
e) citizens of the country do not understand the leader’s policies .........>Out side the scope of the argument

Correct Answer D
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At the end of the day, it is the dictator which will decide what to do and what not. Citizens have no power as long as they are ruled by a dictator.
Something has to happen to make the dictator crumble under the economic sanctions that are meant to destroy his citizen by cutting of their supplies of food , water and cloth. Now this approach to pressurise the dictator will fail, if he doesn't give a damn about this people. He will say :- Put as many sanction as you like. Let the people of my country die. I already don't care about these people.

a) citizens of the country are accustomed to being poor
WRONG:- Poor is subjective term. Not having a car is poor in america. not having two meals a day is poor in africa. Not having good educated children is poor in India and China. Also there is a difference in being poor and being starved to death slowly. Despite being accustomed to poverty, one cannot live indefinitely with our food or water. Even poor people sometimes eat when they beg or when they go to a soup kitchen or when there is a charity for them.


b) the dictator has ideological reasons for maintaining national policy
WRONG:- First it is irrelevant. The argument is about sanction of citizen and supply of food and water. Second If a dictator has idealogical reasons, then it is uncertain if he will change the policy or not depending the condition of his people. He may consider people important or his ideology important and thus can sacrifice a few citizen. NO DEFINITE OUTCOME --> so it is incorrect .


c) the country imposing the sanctions relies on exports from the subject country
WRONG:- The dictator can be a greedy bastard and still sell things to imposing country. Material from A to B are blocked. B to A can still happen.

d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people
CORRECT;- The imposing country believe that seeing his people die without food water and clothes will change the dictator. If he does not care about his citizen then the sanctions will fails.

e) citizens of the country do not understand the leader’s policies
WRONG:- Irrelevant. The problem at hand is about sanctions and its adverse effects on the supply of food water and clothes. The argument is talking about the dictator being forced to change its policies. Only the dictator can change the policy. It is irrelevant if the citizen understand them or not. Even if the citizen understand the policy, will this knowledge remove the sanction. ? NO


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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

Economic sanctions that forbid trade with countries with dictatorial governments assume that the dictator will change policies unacceptable to the imposing nation when the country’s citizens lose sufficient access to necessities such as food, water, and clothing. This approach occasionally proves unsuccessful, however, especially when .

a) citizens of the country are accustomed to being poor
b) the dictator has ideological reasons for maintaining national policy
c) the country imposing the sanctions relies on exports from the subject country
d) the dictator is not moved by the suffering of his people
e) citizens of the country do not understand the leader’s policies

I got the above question on the GMAT Club Tests, couldn't answer it at all. Any help on this will be great.

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